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When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon, and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” (Courtesy of Walt Disney Animation Studios)
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‘Big Hero 6’ Movie Summary
To enroll, Hiro must show his latest project at the school’s showcase. Hiro’s project is a series of microbots, swarms of tiny robots that can link together in any arrangement imaginable using a neurocranial transmitter. At the showcase, Hiro is approached by Allistair Krei (Alan Tudyk), the CEO of Krei Tech, who offers to market the microbots, but Hiro declines the offer. Callaghan accepts Hiro’s application to attend the school. Hiro’s family leaves to celebrate when a fire suddenly breaks out in the showcase hall. Tadashi rushes back into the venue to save Callaghan, the only person still inside. However, the building explodes moments later, killing Tadashi and Callaghan.
Two weeks later, Hiro is in a deep state of depression over the death of his brother. He advertently reactivates Baymax and the two lonely souls begin hanging out together. They find Hiro’s only remaining microbot and follow it to an abandoned warehouse. Once there, they discover that someone has been mass-producing the microbots. Suddenly, they are attacked by a microbot swarm controlled by a mysterious man wearing a Kabuki mask. Baymax and Hiro escape, but Hiro becomes convinced that the fire may not have been accidental and was started by the Kabuki man to get control of his microbots.
Hiro takes Baymax home and equips him with armor and a battle chip containing various karate moves. They track the Kabuki man to the docks. Baymax summons Tadashi’s friends to the dock. Once they arrive, the Kabuki man chases them with his swarm of microbots. The group escapes by going to Fred’s mansion, where they decide to form a high-tech superhero team to combat the villain.
The group suspects that the Kabuki man is Krei in disguise. They track him again to an abandoned Krei Tech laboratory that was once used for teleportation research until a test pilot was lost in an accident. The Kabuki man attacks them again, but this time the group defeats him and knocks off his mask. The masked man is revealed to be Callaghan, who shielded himself from the explosion that killed Tadashi. Hiro is devasted that his brother died for nothing. In his anger, Hiro removes Baymax’s healthcare chip and orders him to kill Callaghan. Honey re-installs the healthcare chip at the last second, preventing Baymax from completing the kill order. Callaghan escapes, taking his mask with him. Hiro follows him with Baymax still intent on revenge.
Once back home, Hiro repairs Baymax’s damaged scanners. He tries to remove the healthcare chip from Baymax, but the robot blocks his access port. The robot convinces Hiro to cease his attempts by showing him video of Tadashi running numerous tests during Baymax’s development as a demonstration of Tadashi’s legacy. Hiro apologizes to his friends, who assure him that they will help him catch Callaghan the right way.
Soon after, it is revealed that the lost test pilot from the Krei teleportation accident was Callaghan’s daughter Abigail (Katie Lowes). The vengeful Callaghan interrupts Krei at a public event and attempts to destroy his headquarters using Krei’s teleportation portal. Hiro and his team arrive and after a battle, they defeat Callaghan, taking away his mask and microbots. However, the portal remains open. Baymax detects Abigail alive inside and leaps into the portal with Hiro to rescue her.
Once inside, they find Abigail in hyper-sleep. The pair begin to move her back towards the portal opening when Baymax is struck by some debris, disabling his thrusters. With no other option available to him, Baymax decides to sacrifice himself by activating his armor’s rocket fist and firing it along with Abigail and Hiro back through the portal opening before it closes. Safe on the outside, Abigail is taken to the hospital and Callaghan is arrested.
Sometime later, Hiro discovers Baymax’s health care chip clenched in the rocket fist. The young scientist rebuilds his late brother’s robot and inserts the chip. Baymax reactivates with all his memories and emotions due to his health care chip. He and Hiro share a hug together. The university awards Hiro a grant and dedicates a building in Tadashi’s honor. Hiro and Baymax, along with their friends, continue to moonlight as superheroes to protect the city.
In a post-credits scene, Fred talks to a portrait of his father and expresses his sadness that he cannot share his accomplishments as a superhero due to his father being away. Fred accidentally opens a secret door by touching the picture frame. Beyond the door is a room filled with superhero clothing, surveillance equipment, and weaponry. Fred’s father (Stan Lee) suddenly appears in the doorway and the two share a moment reciting the pants mantra before hugging. Fred’s father tells his son that they have much to talk about.
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